Former FBI cyber chief Shawn Henry, now president of CrowdStrike Services, spoke at a Thursday conference regarding five cybersecurity measures private industry could execute to improve overall protections, PC Magazine reports.
Henry told attendees at the Black Hat security conference the first lesson he learned from the FBI is to focus on quick detection and response rather than protecting the network perimeter.
Measures such as leaving behind decoys to fool hackers and minimizing the amount of sensitive data a firm uploads to its network would reduce major risks, according to PC Magazine.
Henry added companies should be more proactive and perform regular network scans for any malicious or unexplained activity.
In conjunction, he said security providers shouldn't focus so much on preventing attacks, but rather response time after they happen, PC Magazine reports.
Henry also said that private companies must start compartmentalizing data and sharing malware information with the industry and government.